“Stars”- My lyrics set to Emorej’s music

Photo of stars in the night sky

I wrote some lyrics to a typically jangly pop song back in 1996/1997. The original tune sounded like a Letters To Cleo song (I was listening to a lot of jangly indie guitar rock then).

I recently dug up the lyrics and thought it might be interesting to get someone else to write and produce a new tune out of it. So I sent out a call to Electronica Manila members for a collaboration. And Emorej volunteered.

He took the lyrics, set it to music, and used a vocal software named Miriam to generate the vocals with the French accent. The result is a simple, but catchy downtempo tune complete with a synthetic but sultry French singer: “STARS.” See the lyrics below.

Download “Emorej- Stars”  from: http://filesocial.com/35fgo (9.3 MB)

LYRICS

“STARS”
by LIONEL VALDELLON (jan 1,96 /jan 16, 97)

1. Stars are adolescent hearts, burning in the dark.
Trying to illuminate the black within.
Stars are men who’ve lost their names–lost in heaven’s games.
Almost desp’rate to forget the bitter wind

CHORUS: Shining in the sky, do they see where our futures lie?
Will they lead us in the end?
Burning in the sky, the stars will watch us grow and die.
___What do they comprehend?

2. Stars are adolescent fears, burning sweat and tears.
Trying to choke themselves in pitch-black skies.
Stars are men who don’t give up, and in troubles never stop.
Hoping something takes them up when they die. (CHORUS)

BRIDGE; I look up and watch them twinkling. Do they have an inkling?
Do they hold the secrets that we will never know?

3. Stars are adolescent hearts, burning in the dark.
Trying to illuminate the black within.

(CHORUS)

CODA: What do they comprehend…. What do they comprehend….
What do they comprehend….


Photo credit: Stars photo by Il Conte di Luna.

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